Yards to Meters

Welcome to yards to meters, our website dedicated to the yd to m conversion.

If you have been searching for metres to yards, using the international spelling for meter, then you are right here, too.

On this site we stick with US spelling for meter, and on this page we basically answer the question how many meters in a yard.

Read on to learn everything about the unit conversion, and make sure to check out our converter further below.



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How many Meters in a Yard?

In contrast to the meter, the International System of Units base unit of length, defined as the distance traversed by light in a second, one yard, a US customary systems of measurement and British imperial unit of length, by international agreement, has been defined as exactly 0.9144 meters in the year 1959.

The unit symbol for meter is m, and the yard abbreviation is yd.

[m] = [yd] x 0.9144

Using the yards to meters formula above, 1 meter ~ 1.09 yards.

In the next section we explain the math, and here you can change meters to yards.

Convert Yards to Meters

Multiply the length, height or width in yards by 0.9144.

For example, to change 2 yd to meters multiply 2 by 0.9144 to obtain 1.8288 meters.

As a rough approximation, you can think of a yard as 10% percent less than a meter.

And in case you don’t know, 1 yard is equal to 3 feet or 36 inches.

We recommend using our converter in the first paragraph.

Our calculator changes your input automatically, whilst you are typing.

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About our Converter

Our calculator is located near the top of this article.

Insert the amount of yards using a decimal point in case you have a fraction.

Press the button only if you want to reset the units.

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Insert, for instance, x yard in meter; x is your length.

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In the next section we answer some frequently asked questions and then sum this article up with a depiction.


In the context of our information, the following questions come up regularly:

  • How many meters is a yard? Answer: 0.9144 meters.
  • How many meters are in a yard? Answer: 0.9144 m.
  • Which is longer a meter or a yard? One meter is longer than one yard.
  • How many metres in a yard? 0.9144 meters.
  • How to convert yard to meter? Multiply the yards by 0.9144.

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